General News Updates

  • Happy Holidays from the Bay Shore Teachers!

    12.20.2016/General News
    On behalf of all of us at the Bay Shore Classroom Teachers Association we would like to wish you and yours a Happy Holiday and a very Safe, Happy and Healthy New Year.
  • Workshops and Open Houses

    12.05.2016/General News
    Suffolk Edge's Teacher Center, Suffolk BOCES, Stony Brook University and the New York State Teachers Center are hosting a number of upcoming workshops and open houses.  The subject areas are varied and some can be used to meet...
  • Enjoy a Union Made Thanksgiving

    11.20.2016/General News
    As you celebrate a festive Thanksgiving holiday with family, friends and the special people in your life, Labor 411 reminds you to be grateful for the employers who provide their employees with living wages and a great working...
  • NAACP Calls for Charter School Moratorium

    10.18.2016/General News
    Something wonderful happened today. Despite enormous ed-reform and political pressure, the Board of Directors of the NAACP stood strong and supported the delegates' resolution for a moratorium on charters.  You can read the press...
  • We need a 21st-century Glass-Steagall Act

    08.22.2016/General News
    When the economy crashed in 2008-09, it meant disaster for working and middle-class families. The recklessness of Wall Street created the biggest economic crisis since the Depression.  We're still fighting to make sure Wall...
  • Think teachers aren't paid enough? It's worse then you think.

    08.21.2016/General News
    Everybody knows that nobody goes into teaching to get rich, but teachers don't expect to be penalized for their chosen profession. A new study finds that what is called the "teacher pay penalty" - the difference between teachers...
  • Test scores are no cause for a victory lap

    08.20.2016/General News
      New York State's Board of Regents chancellor downplayed this year's state test scores on Wednesday, insisting that gains in English and math do not warrant a "victory lap."  "I think we've made it very clear that this year's...
  • Facing pension spike, NYSUT looks to cut staff benefits

    08.19.2016/General News
    Facing a series of what they describe as spikes in their pension costs, employees of the state's major teachers union are facing possible pension benefit reductions, which are needed to keep the union from becoming insolvent in...
  • AFT Delegates call for ESSA Action

    08.03.2016/General News
    AFT convention delegates overwhelmingly approved a major resolution on July 19 that is designed to help turn the promise of the Every Student Succeeds Act into a constructive reality for schools-one that resets the test-and-...
  • Standing Strong for Public Education

    08.02.2016/General News
     Chicago teacher Erika Wozniak struck a strong, defiant tone against many of the gravest threats to public education when she stepped to the stage to accept honors as the AFT's 2016 Everyday Hero for teachers. The science teacher...
  • Working together to improve educators' lives

    08.02.2016/General News
    Jamy Brice-Hyde knew educators were suffering high levels of stress, but when she got several reports of teacher suicides in one day, she felt desperate. She fired off a late-night email to ask for help, and 20 minutes later an...
  • Long Island Teachers at the Battle of the Badges Police Tug of War

    07.26.2016/General News
    Long Island Teachers sponsored a tent at the Nassau vs Suffolk Battle of the Badges Police Tug of War last Friday at Jones Beach. The event went great! Thank you to all of the teachers that volunteered their time. Everyone did a...